Bluehole – the development team behind the wildly popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – recently revealed that a new zombies game mode will be added to the game. The news was announced through a series of tweets posted by the team and elaborated on by lead community manager, poopieQueen.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Zombies Mode
The zombies mode was inspired by a number of different PUBG streamers that would have players join their games and act as “zombies” while a handful of other gamers played the role of “survivors”.
As of right now there isn’t an official release date for the mode or any further details. The lead community manager of Bluehole did, however, make a point to state that the development team isn’t shifting their focus to new content and will keep game optimization at the top of their priority list.
A short teaser trailer for the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds zombies mode was released via the official PUBG Twitter account as well.
Here’s the full video:
Zombies in the mode will, of course, be player-controlled – not AI.
This presumably means that the mode will split gamers up into two teams with one group being assigned the role of zombies and other group being survivors.
Based on the little information given it’s hard to determine what other specifics there are regarding the mode. Will the zombies be given weapons of some sort? Will they have enhanced speed or health? Will survivors have to scavenge for gear as they do in the primary game modes?
Hopefully we’ll have the answers to all of these questions and more in the near future. Unfortunately, though, it would seem that the new mode isn’t necessarily coming anytime soon. The Bluehole team made a point to say there currently isn’t an ETA for it and, again, that they are focusing on optimization first.
Nevertheless, it’s great to see that the team is paying attention to what the community wants and planning to expand the game down the road.
After all, the standard survival-deathmatch modes on the same map will grow tiresome over time. Players will need new content to stay interested and involved with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. This, combined with the looming releases of mega-franchise FPS titles such as Call of Duty: WWII and a new Battlefield, certainly put pressure on the developers to keep players on-board through the remainder of the year.
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